Running Around Rochester

Since 1958

GRTC – the organization

 has approximately 500 members, consisting of runners, walkers, athletes and fitness enthusiasts, encompassing an eight-county region.

Freezeroo Series

A series of six winter races directed by GRTC, with the assistance of some of the local informal running groups.

RROY Series

The goal of the RROY Series is to recognize the top runners in Rochester area races, promote racing, and help build participation in area races

GRTC Ultras

A long-distance running race that is longer than a traditional marathon.


Track Clinic

Don’t miss out on a great training value. Sign up for the GRTC Spring Track Clinics and Workouts.

President’s Message


Well, what CAN one say about these challenging times of COVID that hasn’t already been said.  Schools and work sites have been shut down, many are out of work, masks and social distancing are the rule and we are staying at home limiting contact to only our close...


Track Clinic

GRTC "SPRING" TRACK CLINIC START DATE IN QUESTION: Our annual spring track clinic is listed to start 4/29/20 but given all that is happening with COVID19 that is unlikely. We have to have access to the East Rochester HS facility and most importantly safety (re social...

Upcoming Events

Mendon Mauler Trail Run @ Stewart Lodge, Mendon Ponds Park
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm

Your choice of 4 Miles or 8 Miles in a true off-road challenge!
The course is a 4 mile loop. As this is a true trail run, no spikes are allowed. Trail shoes are recommended, but not necessary. While the course will have at least one water stop, there will be no cups so we require that you carry a water bottle with you.

Participants in the 4 Mile distance may elect to change to the 8 Mile distance by running a second lap. Participants in the 8 Mile distance may elect to drop to the 4 Mile distance by heading to the finish after their first lap. All changes MUST be communicated to the race timer at the finish line.

Chip timing by YellowJacket Racing with a split point for each lap
Live Text and Email results as your finish (sign up for results notifications to track a runner here)
Live results will be posted online
Premium blend cotton t-shirts to all those registered by May 27, 2020
Plenty of post race food
Finisher medals for ALL Finishers!

Rochester Mile @ Downtown Rochester
Jun 6 all-day

The Rochester Mile is a fun and exciting edition to the Rochester Twilight Criterium. Just like the Criterium, athletes of all talents will compete in a 1-mile race. These races will be on the same course that the cyclists use with the highlight of the evening being the Elite Women’s race (with a purse of $2500) and an Elite Men’s race (also with a purse of $2500). Come run with the fastest runners in the Northeast on the streets of the City of Rochester!